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Ajax

Telamonian Ajax a mythological Greek hero, the son of Telamon and Periboea and king of Salamis. He plays an important role in Homer's Iliad and in the Epic Cycle, a series of epic poems about the Trojan War. To distinguish him from Ajax, son of Oileus (Ajax the Lesser), he is called "Telamonian Ajax," "Greater Ajax," or "Ajax the Great." In Etruscan mythology, he is known as Aivas Tlamunus.

Locrian Ajax (the Lesser), son of Oileus, ruler of Locris and the leader of the Locrian contingent during the Trojan War. He was called the "lesser" or "Locrian" Ajax, to distinguish him from Ajax the Great, son of Telamon. He is a significant figure in Homer's Iliad and is also mentioned in the Odyssey and Virgil's Aeneid. In Etruscan legend, he was known as Aivas Vilate.

Maximus, Caesar, 235 or 236 - 24 June 238 A.D., Koinon of Thessaly

|Maximus|, |Maximus,| |Caesar,| |235| |or| |236| |-| |24| |June| |238| |A.D.,| |Koinon| |of| |Thessaly||AE| |23|
Missing from important collections and no examples online. Sear includes a photo and cites the British Museum but the type is not listed in BMC.
RP42703. Bronze AE 23, SGICV 3567 var. (obv legend, not cuir., warrior holds sword), BMC -, SNG Cop -, SNG Fitzwilliam -, SNG Lewis -, SNG Righetti -, SNG Hunterian, et al., VF, weight 6.231 g, maximum diameter 23.1 mm, die axis 180o, Thessalian League mint, obverse Γ IOY OY MAXIMOC, bare-headed, draped, and cuirassed bust right, from behind; reverse [KOINO]N ΘECCAΛΩN, warrior (Ajax?) advancing right, transverse spear in right hand, large shield in left; attractive reverse style; extremely rare; SOLD







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